Kalmykov Timofei

All prize winners
First prize
Nationality: Russian
Instrument: Piano
Date of birth 2002/03/28

Timofei was born on March 28, 2002 in Volzhsky, Russia. From 2007 to 2016 he studied piano at the music school in Volzhsky (teacher Olga Morozova). Since September 2016 he studied at the Secondary Special Music School of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory with the Professor Tatyana Zagorovskaya. He performed for the first time at 7 years old with the Volgograd Academic Symphony Orchestra. Then with the Volzhskiy Pop-Symphony Orchestra, the Volzhsky Orchestra of Folk Instruments, the orchestra of the State Philharmonic Society of St. Petersburg for children and youth and the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra.

He was winner of: the 1st Prize at the VII International Competition “Saint – Petersburg reflected in World`s music culture” (St. Petersburg, 2016), the 1st Prize at the VII International Contest of Youth Performing Arts named after G. V. Sviridov (St. Petersburg, 2017), the 1st Prize at the All-Russian Competition “Young Talents of Russia – 2018”, the 1st Prize and EMCY prize at the XII International Competition of Young Pianists “A step towards mastery” (St. Petersburg, 2019)

He also took part in International cultural festivals such as: “Flowers of Russia” and “Children’s Petersburg” in Slovenia (Ljubljana and Maribor), but also in Germany (Munich), in Serbia (Belgrade) and in Spain (Madrid) in 2017 and 2018. He was also invited to play at concerts of the Gartow Stiftung in Germany (Weimar, Hamburg) and to a concert tour in Switzerland (Zurich, Bern, Opfikon, Solothurn and others)  in 2018. He also took part in master classes within the educational programmes of the Sirius Education Center in Sochi in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Timofei was also able to benefit from scholarships from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society (2018), of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation (2018) and of the Temirkanov International foundation for cultural initiatives (2018).

If you are interested in working with Timofei, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.


J. S. Bach, Toccata in E minor
J. S. Bach, Preludes and fugues: The Well, Book I in E Major, G minor and G sharp minor and The Well, Book II in D minor
L. Van Beethoven, 32 Variations in c-moll
L. Van Beethoven, Piano sonata in C Major (Op.2, No.3)
L. Van Beethoven, Piano sonata in C minor (Op.27, No.2)
L. Van Beethoven, Piano sonata in D minor(Op.31, No.2)
L. Van Beethoven, Piano sonata in C Major (Op.53)
L. Van Beethoven, Piano sonata E minor (Op.90)
F. Chopin, Ballade No.2 in F Major
F. Chopin, Etudes (Op.10, No.1 and No.12)
F. Chopin, Etudes (Op.25, No.10, No.11 and No.12)
F. Liszt, Sonata Dante
F. Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No.11
F. Liszt, Transcendental Etude «Mazeppa»
S. Prokofiev, Piano sonata in B Major No.7
S. Prokofiev, «The Montagues and the Capulets» from the ballet «Romeo and Juliet»
S. Prokofiev, «Suggestion diabolique» (Op.4)
S. Rachmaninoff, Moments musicaux in E minor (Op.16)
S. Rachmaninoff, Preludes in G minor and E sharp Major (Op 23)
R. Schumann, Symphonic Etudes (Op.13)
P. Tchaikovsky and M. Pletnev, Andante maestoso from the ballet «Nutracker»

Chamber music
R. Clarke, Viola sonata
E. Grieg, Violin sonata in C minor No.3
S. Prokofiev, Violin sonata in D Major No.2
C. Saint Saens – Piano trio in F Major
D. Shostakovich – Piano trio in C minor (Op.8)
C. Weber – Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano in G minor

With orchestra
E. Grieg – Piano concerto in A minor
F. Liszt – Piano concerto in A Major No.2
S. Prokofiev – Piano concerto in D sharp Major No.1


F. Chopin Ballade № 2 in F-dur. Timofey Kalmykov (piano).

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